What are these rocks we’re sharing?
Apr06

What are these rocks we’re sharing?

Dave and I moved to Carnegie about a year ago, Carnegie is very diverse, a town center, neighborhoods, an industrial area, and just about everything in between. Life was normal then one day I saw one, then another. I totally forgot about them then reciently I started seeing them again. The red ones are Christian, the blue ones are mind full, there are a few white ones and the other day I saw a yellow one in an old bird’s nest....

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open me
Feb03

open me

The old box said, “stored December 31, 1995, at 4:30 pm” “open me someday” so 25 years later on December 31 at 4:30 I did just that. Most of the objects in the box were ordinary things like candlesticks, salt and pepper shakers, sugar and creamers, and ashtrays. There were a few long forgotten surprises like the fourleaf clover in the chicken box and the teeth, but before I sent them off to a thrift store I...

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Rock it
Apr09

Rock it

I love rocks! Stacked, painted, love to look at old rock walls here and around Pennsylvania. A few years back my family was traveling near Tunkhannock PA and we stopped at a tractor show to take in the sights. Next to the show grounds ran a mountain stream. We walked in and picked up a bunch of beautiful flat rocks. I used to stack them outside, but then one day Lucy and I started making faces out of them and some shells, (love them...

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Welcome to Creatively Speaking
Apr04

Welcome to Creatively Speaking

My name is Pat Klug, welcome to Creatively Speaking. Here I share short stories, recipes, design ideas, art, and lots of other fun life tidbits. I even have guest cooks who stop by to cook up some of their favorite recipes. I’ve been a well-known creative director here in Pittsburgh and beyond all my life, but I like to think of myself as 1/3 designer, 1/3 consultant, 1/3 home cook, and 100% family girl. Hope you enjoy! Drop me...

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A different kind of New Year Resolution
Jan10

A different kind of New Year Resolution

If you are like me you have a bunch of old cooking and lifestyle magazines tucked away somewhere, mine is in the closet and stuffed on shelves. Magazines were different only a few years ago, they were filled with wonderful stories about the little things in life, they put everything together from family meals to weddings and of course dinner parties. Now, we look on Pinterest to be inspired, or google a recipe and stumble on some cute...

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Tom Dooley
Dec02

Tom Dooley

When I was 8 or 9 my brother John and I had a pet turtle named Tom Dooley, I think the name came from a popular song at the time. Anyway, he disappeared and after weeks of searching we all gave him up for dead. Then months later while we were having dinner, Tom crawled out from under the refrigerator! We were all so excited to see him, my Dad picked him up, put him on the table and gave him a pea. Moments after he swallowed it he...

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